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As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea

As Trump Threatens, US Negotiates With North Korea

President Donald Trump is seeking continued help from China's president in addressing the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear developments.

The contacts are occurring regularly between Joseph Yun, the United States envoy for North Korea policy, and Pak Song Il, a senior North Korean diplomat at the country's UN mission, according to U.S. officials and others briefed on the process. "We have other means of communication open to them, to certainly hear from them if they have a desire to want to talk", Tillerson said at an Asian security meeting in the Philippines this week, adding that negotiations would be welcomed on the condition that North Korea stops testing missiles that could potentially reach the USA mainland-a major concern, given that North Korea has significantly advanced its weapons program since the last serious negotiations with the U.S.

Following days of grave threats to North Korea, Trump directed his latest warning Friday directly to the communist country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Humphrey described the brinkmanship of nuclear war with North Korea as the reason why the commission needs to be established.

North Korea responded with a specific threat, saying it would attack the waters around the US territory of Guam.

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The US has been in contact with North Korea since at least February at an official level and there have been lower-level talks between Americans - though none who represent the US government - and North Korean officials. "We want to talk about a country that has misbehaved for many, many year, decades actually, through numerous administrations". Kim Jong Un's bellicose threats (that he would "blow the USA from this planet", and other such claims) upped the ante, but should the president be responding in kind?

Trump tweeted Friday that U.S. military solutions on North Korea are "locked and loaded".

After a deep freeze between North Korea and the Obama administration, contacts between Pyongyang and the USA picked up again after Trump took office. I think there is still time for other measures. Trump's comments, however, do not appear to be backed by significant military mobilization on either side of the Pacific, and an important, quiet diplomatic channel remains open.

In a press conference Friday afternoon, the president raised the specter of using military force not just against North Korea but also Venezuela: "We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary", Trump said.


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